Palo Alto Link 4+

Transit in Palo Alto

Via Transportation, Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.5 • 177 Ratings
    • Free

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Palo Alto Link is the city’s easy, affordable, and eco-friendly rideshare service.

Palo Alto Link is the city’s easy, affordable, and eco-friendly service. We are a rideshare service that comes when you want, where you want — give us your pickup and dropoff addresses, and we’ll provide a few ride options. Choose the ride option that works best for you and get directions to a nearby intersection where a driver will pick you up.

How it works:
- Book a ride on your phone.
- Get picked up on a nearby corner.
- Share your ride with others

What we’re about:

Our corner-to-corner algorithm matches people headed in the same direction. Aggregating people into one vehicle brings down prices and lowers CO2 emissions. Enough said.

Sharing rides reduces the number of vehicles on the roads, bringing down congestion and CO2 emissions. On top of this, our vehicle fleet is a mix of hybrid and fully electric vehicles. With a couple of taps, you get to do your part to make your city a little bit greener and cleaner, every time you ride.

Questions? Reach out at Loving your experience so far? Throw us a 5-star rating. You’ll have our eternal gratitude.

What’s New

Version 4.11.12

Performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

Bay Area mom8 ,

Gets you around Palo Alto affordably

The service does what it says it does. Gives you a ride from Palo Alto to anywhere in Palo Alto during daytime hours. The driver was courteous and came within 7 minutes. App is modern and shows driver location when picking up. Note that they do not go door-to-door, but “corner to corner”, so I had to walk to the end of my street to pick up the ride and walk the half block to my final destination. not an issue for me, but may be for people with mobility limitations. cost about half as much as an Uber Wood. The driver said they also serve kids and teens. So this is a good option for kids needing to get across town that carry a smartphone. They also accept cash.

Bay Area Resi ,

Pointless if you try integrating with Caltrain

This app is useless if you are commuting via Caltrain. Due to its "integration" feature it automatically plots all routes to include any bus stop within 0.5 miles of your pickup location, regardless of where you're final destination is. It doesn't bother to weigh the amount of time it's going to take you to walk to/from each of these bus stops versus a direct route by one of the actual vehicles picking you up and getting you to your destination directly. For example, I'm trying to catch a ride from the Palo Alto Caltrain to the Stanford Eye Institute on Embarcadero. No matter where I place the pickup location, it keeps trying to reroute me to ride the 280 bus instead of actually picking me up directly. In every instance, the bus doesn't even get you there directly. You'll have to walk an additional 15 minutes after it drops you off. tl;dr: don't bother using this app if you are a commuter

Philatangy ,

Best deal for ride sharing in Palo Alto

Easy and quick. I’ve never waited very long for a ride, and I find it to be reliable. I don’t mind a little walking, for such a reasonable fare. It’s also nice to know I can be picked up when I am ready, as opposed to trying to schedule everything based on a bus schedule.

App Privacy

The developer, Via Transportation, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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